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Title View of Charleston (View from the West)
Artist Jackson, Henry Joseph
Date 1846
Medium oil
Support canvas
Dimensions 26 3/8 x 36 1/2 inches
Signature H. Jackson, 1846
Signature Location bottom left
Inscription NA
Credit line Gift of Victor A. Morawetz
Accession Number 1938.020.0003
Collection Painting
Exhibition Status Currently on view
Description Sometimes called “View from the West,” the scene depicted is actually viewed more from the southwest across the old Bennett’s Mill Pond. The two houses on the left are recognizable as the present numbers 274 and 268 Calhoun Street, and in the middle of the far distance the steeple and portico of the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul on Coming Street are visible. The causeway in the center of the middle distance divided the pond into two areas; it marks the spot where the Convention Hall for Veterans of the Confederacy was erected in 1899. The building, just south of Calhoun Street between Ashley and Rutledge Avenues, long housed the Charleston Museum.

This text is adapted from Martha Severens "Selections from the Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1977
Subjects Charleston
Landscapes (Representations)
Image 001\1938.20.03.JPG